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November 17, 2014 | Alice Thomas | Tagged as: Climate Displacement, Philippines, Humanitarian Response, Asia, Women & Children
In both the typhoon-hit center and the conflict-affected south, families are struggling to recover.
November 13, 2014 | Guest | Tagged as: Africa, DR Congo, Humanitarian Response, Protection & Security
Their predicament offers little hope of escape from the grinding poverty of the slums, the fulfilment of their dreams, or indeed that of their children.
November 06, 2014 | Guest | Tagged as: Iraq, Syria, Humanitarian Response, Middle East, Protection & Security
Amid continuing violence and the rise of the Islamic State group, humanitarians face increasing difficulties in reaching vulnerable Syrians. Humanitarian corridors might seem to be a solution to the problem. But are they?
October 30, 2014 | Jeff Crisp | Tagged as: United Nations, Humanitarian Response

In a recent speech to his governing board, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres made an intriguing but little-noticed proposal - that the humanitarian response to major emergencies should in future be partly funded by assessed rather than voluntary contributions. But what exactly did he mean by that?

October 28, 2014 | Guest | Tagged as: South Sudan, United Nations, Humanitarian Response

The country of Sudan has been plagued by war since it was granted independence from Britain in 1955. During the civil war between 1983 to 2005, around tens of thousands of boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 17 were forced from their homes. These children set out on foot to travel thousands of miles to safety to refugee camps in neighboring countries. They were nicknamed the “Lost Boys” by aid workers in the camp, a name inspired by the Lost Boys of the story Peter Pan. Now, a new movie, The Good Lie, seeks to tell the story of those Lost Boys.